Use this tool to calculate the approximate amount of grout needed to complete your job. Coverages provided are approximate and are for estimating purposes only.
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Square Edge / Rectified & Rectangular Tile Installation Guidelines
The TCNA (Tile Council of North America) Handbook addresses the grout line size issue by recommending that the width of the grout joint be determined by the ANSI A108.02 specification.
The specification states that regardless of size, but especially for large format tiles, rectified or pressed tiles laid with a straight or offset joint should be utilized with a
minimum grout joint to take into account for warpage.
The minimum recommended grout joints are as follows:
Pressed Tiles- 3/16" minimum grout joint regardless of pattern
Rectified Tiles- 1/8" minimum grout joint regardless of pattern
Natural Stone- 1/16" minimum patterns may vary
In addition, ANSI A 108.02 Section 188.8.131.52 states that for running bond/joint brick patterns utilizing tiles (Square or rectangle) where the side being offset is greater than
14" (nominal dimension), the running board offset will be a maximum of 33% unless otherwise specified by the manufacture. Use constitutes acceptance.